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that we are the supporting effort to cal fire and we get called in when they are basically out of assets. we are working for cal fire, they are the incident commanders, we follow their coordination, typically we're the last ones in and the first ones out. we do have an on-going relationship with cal fire, i'm in contact with cal fire all the time. we have good situational awareness what's going on in the state of california. they normally put us in an alert stat us so we're prepared to respond in an attack mode. i don't often work with chief chaney in southern california, about a month ago we had 9 aircraft at our peak working fires throughout northern california if that answers your question. >> any other responses? >> i wanted to touch -- can you hear me now? i wanted to touch on that last topic as far as the command control because what we have here in the marine corps is similar to the navy. we have the installation, the regional installation command and also partners with the operational foresite. we allow the operational foresight, we maintain those but then we coordinate, c
jurisdiction and federal jurisdiction, depending on the area and whoever has authority. with respect to cal fire, we are the third largest fire department in the nation and the largest in california with over 7,000 uniformed employees. we also have the largest aerial fire fighting nreed in the world. so typically when a large disaster type fire occurs, we are usually rendering aid, not asking for aid. so when we get into a situation when we get to that level, what we call mega fires is the new term we're using, we're reach a certain draw down level or certain criteria, we reach out to our military coordinators, hence our agreement with the third nraet and the one map locally in san francisco under ir cal fire prides itself on a statistic that we contain 97 percent of all wild fires in california with 10 acres or less and we do this with an aggressive report of incidents, even with a 911 call of smoepk with land, air and ground attack. once fires become to a large enough scale we call mue tour aid, california lass a great mue tour aid system. i think it's looked at nationally because we
with cal fire itself with the objective being the fire itself. those work out for us here and we can go ahead and use those skills forward as well. thank you very much, we appreciate the opportunity. >> thank you, i'd like to thank our panelists and open it up to our group for any questions of our panelists today. yes, sir, secretary. >> there are a lot of things you can do in a forest that tend to make it easier it fight a fire like most importantly burning off the fuel during the wet season so there's less for the fire to feed on. to what extent in cal fire and all your other things do you encourage people to do things in their forest when you don't have a fire that make it easier and more effective in fighting the fire? >> it's an excellent question, sir. we spend a large time in cal fire on public education and prevention and also with respect to you were talking about fuel, the fuels program, or vegetation management program in cal fire, we have a robust program throughout the state where we are conducting burning operations and vegetation management with prieflt ranch
the framework that we established with cal fire and then beyond that throughout the national guard and the army, all of our aviators train to the same standards so really we're able to integrate any aircrew from any state, any component, into our program at any time because we're operating you noah cording you know, according to the same standards. back in 2008 we had a very large fire event here in california and we aircraft from 22 states responding to that. there is capability to respond within the national guard alone and we have started developing relationships with our title 10 partners, we do similar academics every year like they do so i think that helps generate interoperatability amongst the title 10 and title 32 assets within the state as well. >> well, i don't know about you all but i feel pretty comfortable going into this fire season. it sounds like we have a pretty integrated group not only within the military capability you but state and local capabilities and federal capabilities for this fire season. with that i'm going to go down the line. as we get to our military partn
. training is underway? >> cal fire is in the hope stretch of trying to get the yellow fire contained by some time this evening and firefighters are literally racing against the chock trying to get as much done as possible before that record heat moves in. >> cal fire is on the move early in sonoma county, a final big push for containment on a fire that scorched 125 acres and destroyed an old redwood home fueled by wind, low humidity, and heat. crews face similar problems today. >> the big challenge today is going to be the heat advisory. >> with temperatures in the 90's and steep terrain, cal fire must dig by hand at times a 500' line of containment today. they must work fast while temperatures are still cool. >> we try to get a lot of our work done in the cooler hours, at night, and in the morning and the evening. we make that big push when we have the cooler weather in our favor. >> with the early string fires it has prompted cal fire to beef up staffing. in yountville the 65 firefighters will february training and hit fire stations to work tomorrow. cal fire is looking for more help. a tr
won't be significantly staffed until next week, they've made progress, at least with this fire. cal fire crews are busy with dozers throughout the day. here's where we stand right now. the fire at 2:00 this morning was originally two separate fires but merged into one earlier this morning. so far, it's burned about 125 acres. this is along yellow jacket road. according to cal fire, it's about 50% contained and should be fully contained by sometime tomorrow morning. cal fire say the winds came relatively early considering it's not fire season just yet. >> we are about two weeks ahead of schedule with the lack of rainfall that we had this winter. our fuels are much drier than normal times of year. so we plan accordingly to bring on additional staffing a little earlier than normal. >> now, the cause of this fire is currently under investigation and no structures have been damaged, at least at this fire. cal fire, again, says this has been a very dry and very dry season so far, but there are a lot of resources being used including two helicopters, fifteen fire engines, four hand crews,
, although a cal fire spokes woman told me it doesn't appear to be suspicious. >> crews hope to have it fully contained by this time tomorrow. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> another fire in napa county is full contained. >> a fire broke out along the silverado trail. >> it destroyed a barn and about 75 acres before crews got it under control. >>> the wind speeds have been backing off. >> as a result, the national weather service extending that red flag warning into n place until 12:00 thursday afternoon warm and very dry. >> northerly winds up there around 20 to 30 miles an hour. >> you can see with the wine country fires, it is still warm out there, temperatures current readings in the low to on mid 80s, 82 to 85 degrees. the key headline today, the winds not too much of a factor but still very dry. >> humidity values around 9 to 10%. >> fire dangers a concern into thursday and also a big warm up with those temperatures coming up the areas that will soon be under a heat watch. >>> not just the bay area, a fire has grown to 1,700 acres in southern california, called the summit fire and just north o
kelly has the details. it's only april and the green spring grasses are already turning brown.and cal fire crews are already getting busier >> about the last two weeks we've seen an increased activity of vegetation fires thurout the unit activity like what you see happening in this video taken today in gilroy.firefighters mopping up a small grass fire fueled by the wind. firefighters mopping up a fire.officials say they believe it was started intentionally by a landowner to burn orchard tirmings.but then the wind caused it to get out of control and spread quickly to a nearby field. >> it doesnt take much wind to have a particually significant affect.expecially on dry fuels you can see for yourself the fuel he's talking about it. made brittle after an especially dry spring. and that has cal fire taking action. monday the unit that handles the south and east bay will start their seasonal hiring early. by about three weeks. so they can be ready. with hot tempatures expected this week cal fire division cheif jim crawford says they'll be keeping an eye on and if humidity,.,,but they are mo
of acres charred. cal fire throwing all its resources into fighting the flames engines, hand crews bulldozers chopper nat hot weather. dry underbrush. the national weather service warning of explosive fire potential. a red flag warning extending over much of the state. fire season is starting early. hot, dry and windy conditions are fueling several wildfires that broke out today. and right now. a fire in sonoma county is still burning. kron 4's charles clifford is there live. we begin tonight's team jacqueline bennett. who is tracking the conditions. jacqueline? >>jacqueline: we've set records every day this week and today no exception. we were warmer across all of the bay area today. more a degree readings. near 90 vallejo, 86 and napa, 88 and concord. even near the coast line, we did see 75 degrees in san francisco. at our current conditions, warm and a number of places. still 85 in napa, 83 concord fairfield and livermore. still 82 in sunnyvale. upper seventies toward the peninsula. we're seeing dry conditions. dry conditions permit from the inland valleys. -coming. red flag war
of lessons learned being applied. first to my left, ray chaney, cal fire incident battle xwrupb chief. to his left, colonel laura yeager, 40th combat aviation brigade. to her left, commander steve everett, to his left lieutenant colonel dana, marine corps installation west. thank you. let me go ahead and start off by talking a little bit and just going back over some of the discussions yesterday that i think are going to play into this discussion. we had vice admiral beeman talk a little bit yesterday about capabilities and vice admiral zunkoff talked about partnerships, unity of effort, unity of command. mayor lee talked about dod efforts, expertise, community efforts and as we go into all those discussions today you will see best practices applied during the 10 years from those fires. i have the pleasure of working for administrator fuget in fema headquarters. fema's role is to coordinate response between state and local governments and his focus, his direction to us really comes down it 3 things. he asks us to always plan for the worst case, the maximum of the maximums and it'
. >>> the official start of fire season is still weeks away, but based on what we've seen so far, cal fire wants to get a jump on it. kpix5 shows us, they are hanging out the help wanted signs. >> the official beginning of summer is still nearly two months away, but you wouldn't know it by the und of the dry brush. california is already well ahead of the normal pace when it comes to wild fires. largely due to record low rain fall. >> these prospects have two, 100 foot lengths on them. >> sean says he knows what's ahead. >> a lot of work, basically, we know coming into fire season that we'll be busy and be working more, you know, extended days on big fires. >> already, several significant wild fires have broken out around the state, including this 300 acre fire in river side county in response, cal fire is hiring its seasonal firefighters about three weeks early. in santa clara county on the east bay, 42 seasonal firefighters will start work on monday with another 30 following one week later. 50 seasonal firefighters will start monday in sai know ma county and the north bay and the peninsula
delegation to be extend today -- to cal trans for transit projects. it seems like a misfit to have cal trans doing local agency transit project, meet the clearance. therefore you opposed. when i checked with the office yesterday, they indicated they will put the bill over until next year. they just run into too much opposition. one area of interest where the three measures where you took a support position that reduced the threshold, these will be constitutional amendments and go straight to the ballot. sca 11, the first 2 deal with transportation and includes sales taxes, the 3rd one only applies to special taxes which allows special tax for transportation to be included but it's a broader net in terms of it's authority to do a threshold. all of those are scheduled to be heard with several other measures to deal with other policy areas for senate government and finances committee on may 5th. i had a conversation with the protem's office and we may see these bills move to keep them alive and in position from a deadline perspective, but he does not expect any of these voter threshold bills to
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are already turning brown.and cal fire crews are already getting busier >> about the last two weeks we've seen an increased activity of vegetation fires thurout the unit activity like what you see happening in this video taken today in gilroy.firefighters mopping up a small grass fire fueled by the wind. firefighters mopping up a fire.officials say they believe it was started intentionally by a landowner to burn orchard tirmings.but then the wind caused it to get out of control and spread quickly to a nearby field. >> it doesn't take much wind to have a particually significant affect.expecially on dry fuels >> reporter: you can see for yourself the fuel he's talking about it. made brittle after an especially dry spring. and that has cal fire taking action.monday the unit that handles the south and east bay will start their seasonal hiring early.by about three weeks.so they can be ready. with hot tempatures expected this week cal fire division cheif jim crawford says they'll be keeping an eye on wind conditions and humidity,.,,but they are more concerned about the weather this summer.which is w
like fire scope and cal fire in which we have built strike teams from our utilities, strike teams from water companies. they simply make a call and tell us we need 10, 12, 15, it's our obligation to put that together and get it to them. they are worried about the incident in their jurisdiction which they have to correct. it's our responsibility to reach bond those borders as their extension to bring in the reserves that they need to maintain that kaupblt newt of operation and then where we function through the state utility operations center and the state operations center to make sure that we have that kind of access and that kind of assistance. we need caltrans, we're going to need chp, we're going to need cal fire, we need dwr, they are invested in restoring their critical infrastructure and it's our responsibility to reach across those lines to get that kind of access to keep that kind of restoration underway. >> thank you. mr. brig. >> in terms of establishing standards for resill yepbs, absolutely, we have done that. again as i mentioned earlier, to get our customers to fund
. cal fire reporting that panther is down from 10,000 acre and is at 6,000 acres. in the springs fire to the south, cal fire reports 10,000 acres are burning which is up from 8,000 this morning. >> as long as our family and dogs are safe, we can get through it. >> people in ventura county flee from their homes and hope for the best, 4,000 homes are threatened. a reporter in los angeles just arrived at work when she became part of the story. her house suddenly in the evacuation zone. she raced back home. it took her an hour. >> during that time my daughter was calling panicked saying, mom, this fire is getting close. when are you going to be here. >> cal fire reporting 15 homes have been damaged but when you see this video it is hard to believe the number is not higher. >> i watched mine go up in flames along with my boat. completely gone. >> the size of the panther fire has been downgraded by several thousand acres. the films are not threatening any homes. but it is a hard fight for crews with the terrain steep and rugged and conditions dry. both fires are only 10 percent contained. >
in ventura county, started yesterday near camarillo, cal fire says it has grown to 10,000 acres and only 10% contained, thousands of homes are threatened, 15 have been damaged. the massive fire has reached the pacific coast highway. the santa anna winds have died down in that area. but fire officials are still warning about wind blown embers. >> we are fighting fire in the coastal range where we are under the influence of a east wind. at some point, and the weather service has been varied, at some point the santa anna condition will break down and we are going to have a wind reversal. >> a second southern california wildfire, the summit fire has burned almost 3000 acres in riverside county, it is about 65% contained, the reporter william has more details from ventura county. >> reporter: the fire into its second day remains out of the control, it is a fast moving fire. why do they say that? it has a lot of fuel and it is a wind driven fire and it is blowing 15 miles an hour, that wind in addition to blowing flames reduces the moisture content in the vegetation so it burns quickly. a lot of
, it does burn just about every year and it looks like cal helicopter there. again, it was our own maureen naylor who first spotted the fire. when you told us about it, there was no fire crews where you are right now. >> reporter: we spotted some light smoke came down, let's show you what's happening right now behind me. this is the area of east capital express way near quimby road just of eastridge, we have seen a massive fire. jonathan, if you can show over mere, just take a look at the city of helicopter comes in, just listen for a moment. all afternoon we have seen this helicopter coming in as it delicately drops water on the area that it is burning. 30 acres have burned here and at that point we have heard no injuries. firefighters told us some of the --as it continues to go over head. to have this kind of fire in the middle of san jose in a popular area. the traffic in the area was a mess, east capital express way, for anyone trying to get home, it is going to be a traffic mess. the good news, it is significantly improved since we first arrived 6:00 this evening. we saw a lot of fla
's cabinet and with that i work on a daily basis with all of the other state level assets and resources, cal ema, cal fire, the highway patrol, health and human services and all the other state entities that would respond to support local authorities. we have a full-time liaison officer embedded in cal ema that works there 7 days a week, 5 days a week to continue to develop and build that relationship. we exercise regularly at all levels of government. we exercise heavily with the local governments to plan and prepare. and we work very, very closely with defense coordinating officer as we continue to build and work our relationships with north com and the ability to integrate title 10 forces both acting in the reserve into the sole support flight. we have a strong working relationship with the coast guard and we're excited with the team to develop our relationship with the third fleet and marine corps as we mature this tactical man construct. >> thank you. we know that with humanitarian assistance and disaster response that what we learn domestically can be exported internationally and what
got it under control. right now, cal fire has 65 seasonal firefighters going through training. they started the extra staffing because of the early fire season. by july, cal fire will have 160 extra firefighters ready to bring their fire-ready manpower to about 410 firefighters. >> thank you. >>> firefighters will still be out monitoring the area for the next couple of days because of all of this warm weather and also the winds. >>> it is 4:33 now. not just bad bolts. there are more problems now with the new bay bridge project. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec reports from treasure island about welding issues. here bee go again, anne, huh? >> reporter: yeah. it makes you wonder whether or not this bridge is going to be able to open on time. it's set to open on labor day weekend but now they are working to fix several welds that have gone bad before the thing even opens. that's on top of the bad bolts that we have been talking about for a couple of months now. the welds in question are at the bottom of the tower of the new bay bridge. they are more than 30 feet long attaching the b
. have burned. 10 percent is contained. >> joining us to talk more about this is danial berlant with cal fire. >> danes became a lot worse as we talk to you yesterday morning. talk about how this is a threat. >> this fire just took off yesterday's morning has grown to about $10 an acre so. only 10 percent has been contained. there are very strong gusty winds. california has been under a red flag warning. the dry conditions are really making our job very hard. >> some of the teacpitchers that we are showiare you still p some of this down. >> we do have some reports of some homes that were damaged but right now we are doing our best with the fire crews at the underground level. we are trying to protect these homes as much as possible. so far the fire has damaged about 4000 homes. we are born to have to call for more resources if this fire continues to burn this way. we are doing everything that we can at this point to put a stop to this. >> when we talk about the fire in northern california that is winding down. will you should any of the cruise from here to there? >> if the fire is more c
that they are maintaining even one of the facilities that was built by cal trans and operating and maintaining phase two once that is built. and now phase two construction is under way and so the stuff going on above and below ground and you can see it as well as the work to stabilize the soils in order to build the tunnels we have a lot of information and photos on the website, www.precidio parkway.org. >> the park stationary circulation study has finished the effort to collect the data on existing conditions and work with the other stake holders and come up with a number of alternatives to deal with the configurations with the i280 ramps the kiss and ride and drop off and these were shared with the advisory committee on march 13th and there will be a wider public out reach effort coming this summer, (inaudible) transit made some significant progress on this. on march 21st, we presented to the geary cic, conceptual engineering drawing for the original center and the five alternatives as well as the new consolidated service center running variance, to the committee. this is a big mouth full we need anot
are bringing life-saving equipment to bay area fields after a scary incident this month. roanoke park, cal cal ripken baseball, is buying four heart defibrillators. one of the players was hit in the chest with a pitch and his heart stopped. the little league is buying two of the devices. >>> bay area residents did their part to rid their homes of unwanted prescription drugs today. drug takeback events were held around the bay, including in oakland. law enforcement agencies accepted unwanted and expired medication, no questions asked. the event coincides with a national drug takeback event organized by the dea. they have collected over a thousand tons of prescription drugs at these events. >> up next. stranded. surrounded by sea, their boat submerged. they were lost. what the brother and sister counted on to get to dry land. >> we can see the return of temperatures in the >> ama: tonight we're hearing from a san francisco man and his sister about their harrowing experience, stranded at sea during a caribbean vacation. they arrived in florida yesterday. last sunday the boat they chartered for a
beginning today. cal fire is putting the ban into effect of course to reduce the risk of larger fires. the agency says it's especially important this year because of low rainfall combined with our low humidity. burns still allowed with a special cal fire permit. >>> the fda is taking a closer look at the beneful bland of dog dog. >> whether there's cause r for concern and the best way to make sure the food is safe and healthy for them. >> reporter: she's frisky and playful now now now roxie wasn't so energetic last week. kathy mcdonald had recently gun feeding her beneful, curious she found complaints online, and found dogs with symptoms ranging from vomiting to diarrhea and kidney failure. the da is looking into the complaints but leah dell row sew points out -- del roso says pets get sick for many reasons, parasites from something eaten off the ground. in my places, food is to blame and it's becoming more common. >> i'm so frustrated because every time i turn around there's another recall. >> reporter: beneful hasn't been recalled and the maker says there's no issues with the produc
. lillian. >> this cal fire station is increasing staffing tomorrow all because of red flag warning and it's only april. >> this brush fire that break out in contra costa county today may a sign of things to come. firefighters throughout the bay area are gearing up for whether could be a very busy couple of daisy. red flag warning takes effect tuesday at 6:00 p.m. cal fir station in pinole is prepared. 6 engine staff instead of two not even technically fire season yet. >> definitely we start early. definitely ahead of schedule. at least two to 3 week ahead of schedule. >> concern is primarily areas above 1,000 feet east bay to east santa clara county. wind gust expected to reach 50 to 60 miles per hour and vegetation is at record dry level for this time of year. firefighters worry that people may not realize the danger since it's only april. >> the fact that we are 2 to 3 week early and the fact that we are going to have the red flag warning with the gusty north northeast winds ty just just concerned that not everybody is on guard. >> red flag warning will continue until 6:00 p.m. we
cal fire increased its staffing levels. about 20 personnel have beenjf added along withjf three to fou more engines, another bulldozer and extra staffing for it helicopter. those those increased levels will remain int( place until mo normal spring like conditions coyote golf creek foughtc winde yesterday inok similar conditio tothr today. thejf flames sped 300 yards in téginutes. luckily only about 3 acres burned. ourselves and with the wind blowing so hard out of the north,e1 we had a hard time containing it going south. that's where the fire department stepped in. >> we tryi] to do the staffing before the fires occurred. we enacted a staffing pattern that started this morning at 8:00. >> reporter: now get this. about 95% of the calls to which humans. assistant chief crawford mentioned sparking equipment, cigarettes and openxd fires asç common t(causm& fire season is stafrth a little earlier thisxd year4' because oe dry winter we've had. thatok has cal officials anticipating a long summer when it comes to wild fires. we're live in morgan hill. >>> thank you. avoided major wild fires
we have tips on our website at abc7news.com. look for the prepare nor cal logo. >> breaking news on boston marathon bombing. three new suspects were taken into custody today. "abc 7 news" reporter katie marzullo joins us now. >> they didn't have to look far. they were friends of bombing suspect of tamerlan tsarnaev. they report they are in custody of the f.b.i. we just learned from the u.s. attorneys office in massachusetts that they are expected to appear in federal court in boston at 12:30 our time. take a look at this picture. two of the suspects are posing with tsarnaev. they have been identified as two university massachusetts dartmouth students from kazakhstan. they are charged with lying to investigators about knowing the whereabouts of the tsarnaev brothers after the bombing. also, conspiracy to ab obstructed justice after the facts. remember investigators were searching a landfill where preliminary reports that the friends of the brothers threw away evidence of the bombings, perhaps even a backpack full of fireworks from his dorm room. notices clear if dzhokar tsarnaev a
. they are necessary to withstand a major earthquake. the new issue comes as cal trans tries -- [no audio] >> they told abc news that she was a retired accountant that worked at headquarters and attended cal and san francisco university. they believe jeffrey boyce of oregon may have killed her. the investigators say boyce drove from oregon to california carjacked and kidnapped the man he was on his way to the russian consulate. >>> also new, a confrontation between police and protesters in seattle. police units used flashbang devices to break up the crowd during a may day protest. the media was being pelted with rocks and other things being thrown. one police officer was injured and at least this you are teen people were arrested. >> in the bay area it was calm by comparison. sky 7hd was overhead as more than a thousand people marched to civic center plaza. they called for change to the u.s. immigration policy. and immigration was the focus of the march that lead from fruit veil plaza. another rally that called for a $15 per hour minimum wage in oakland. >>> the may day demonstration took place in san
earthquake. the new issue comes as cal trans tries -- [no audio] >> they told abc news that she was a retired accountant that worked at headquarters and attended cal and san francisco university. they believe jeffrey boyce of oregon may have killed her. the investigators say boyce drove from oregon to california carjacked and kidnapped the man he was on his way to the russian consulate. >>> also new, a confrontation between police and protesters in seattle. police units used flashbang devices to break up the crowd during a may day protest. the media was being pelted with rocks and other things being thrown. one police officer was injured and at least this you are teen people were arrested. >> in the bay area it was calm by comparison. sky 7hd was overhead as more than a thousand people marched to civic center plaza. they called for change to the u.s. immigration policy. and immigration was the focus of the march that lead from fruit veil plaza. another rally that called for a $15 per hour minimum wage in oakland. >>> the may day demonstration took place in san jose as several thousand people
been destroyed. we checked with cal fire. it says winds are gusting as high as 40 miles per hour, right now, this fire is 40% contained. >>> another fast moving fire is also threatening hundreds of homes in ventura county, the springs fire started at 6:30 this morning there and has already burned several mobile homes. flames are moving down slopes towards subdivisions, so an evacuation order is in place for residents in the area, that includes the smoke choke campus of california state university, channel islands attended by 5000 students. cal fire says 2200 acres have burned and that fire is nowhere near being contained. >>> here in the bay area firefighters are still on two fire lines in napa and sonoma counties. one fire burned 125 acres and a second fire in napa burned 20 acres and that is now fully contained. claudine wong explains the challenging conditions firefighters had to deal with while bringing that fire under control. >> reporter: this morning you could still see the fire burning there but the danger wasn't just on the ground, up above the trees damaged by the fire created
spreading. flames destroyed several buildings and homes. it's hired neighborhoods and cal state university channel islands have been evacuated and classes cancelled. the fire at this point is at zero percent containment burning unchecked and out of control. another fire burning in the community of sanning. the summit fire burned 3,000 acres and destroyed at least one home. it's currently 40% contained and still a lot of work to do there as well. >> more details on the boston marathon bombings. abc news learned two brothers planned to set the bombs off on july 4th that. is what jahar tsarnaev told investigators but they finished bombs early and decided to set them off at the boston marathon. abc news learned the bombs were assembled in tammerlan tsarnaev's apartment. the body was release frtd medical examiner and taken to a funeral home. his remains carried away from the morgue in that black van you're watching right now. >> a third grade teacher in a school has been arrested, accused of molesting several female students according to union city police. the 47-year-old teacher works at alvar
. there was no mention of medi-cal. let's put it this way. if you want to help the poor people, maybe you ought to do the full audit of the department of public health; and then you will see how much money has been wasted since 1989, and you can cannot calculate that you guys have been sitting here not doing your job. also i would like to know how much money the mayor was able to collect while he was in china for the support of the america's cup since you came up empty on treasure island and the other location. let's asking how much he got for the america's cup. that is something for -- thank you. >> president chiu: next speaker. >> mr. president, members of this body. today i stand before you as a saddened father, because with the episode in boston, a little child -- one of his limbs. and let's not forget this woman. he will never, ever be the same as long as you lift. i am sure our hearts and prayers will go to this little kid. a terrible act. with gods help let us go forward, -- inds (indiscernible)and how the residents in our prayers. inds (indiscernible)that is what i have to inds (indiscernibl
because one of the sun comes up will start to sweat. >> if you are cal fire you are wary because behind me there is not a breeze. it is a little bit of green by the end of the week this should turn yellow. across over there you can see it has already turned yellow. the oakland hills is concerned about any time there is fire danger. a few decades ago the hills with up in flames. >> it is all unseasonably warm that hellfire is starting something a bit earlier than they normally would. they have issued burn bans 44 bay area counties. it is cal fire talking about along fire season that still ahead. >> about the last two weeks we have seen an increased activity in vegetation fires because we are three weeks ahead now, potentially we could have a longer season of large and damaging fires that occur in california. we are hiring an additional 42 firefighters to stop a half a dozen engines. we will have an additional six engines as well as the helitech crew available. >> san mateo, contra costa county, santa clara and alameda counties as far as the burned ban. if you are in a dry area if the sun do
on a store containing toxic pesticides that caught fire. several schools in the area including cal state channel islands canceled classes today. now bay area strike teams have been sent to another major wild fire burning east of chico in a rural area. it has burned at least 10,000 acres and the strong winds have made it hard for firefighters to put it out. it's only 10% contained. so far no stretchers are threatened. >>> federal budget cuts could impact its ability to provide firefighters with accurate forecast just as the fire season is getting under way. national weather service employees are being furloughed four days out of each four month period starting around the fourth of july. the agency says the cut backs could make it difficult to provide firefighters on the front lines with the updated weather forecast that they need. >>> better than expected news this morning in the unemployment numbers for april. according to the report that came out just about 30 minutes ago u.s. employers added 165,000 jobs in april. that is lowering the unemployment rate to a four- year low of 7.5%. comi
broken out around the state including this 300-acre fire in riverside county. in response, cal fire is hiring its seasonal firefighters about 3 weeks early. in santa clara county in the east bay, 42 seasonal firefighters will start work on monday with another 30 following one week later, 50 seasonal firefighters will start monday in sonoma county and the north bay, and the peninsula will see 30 seasonal firefighters starting next month. >> so the week that they come in, they go back through basic safety training, hose lays, hand tool management and physical fitness training. >> reporter: cal fire's battalion chief says staffing up early means a full complement of crews will be availability if the predictions of an early fire season come through. >> most years we're not fully staffed until july 1. >> reporter: so this is early. >> due to the lack of rain, fuel moisture is very low, very dry. >> reporter: we can certainly see that here in morgan hill. this is a live picture looking down at the valley. by the time that cal fire fully staffs up statewide, elizabeth, they will have 12,00
the flames came from a cal trans power box and the flames were quickly put out. another fire, this one in mountain view severely damaged an abandon lodge building that was already scheduled for demolition. they previously used it for training. the road was reopened a short time ago. heat is going to be a big issue this week. let's head to meteorologist leigh glaser. she has a first check on our weather and has been checking on live doppler 7hd and will tell us how warm it will get. >> it was warm across the bay area today. inland locations in the low 90s. you can see on live doppler 7hd right now even the fog has pretty much suppressed itself and moved off the coast. the only clouds we can see are to the north of ukiah right now. some of the high lads -- high clouds. here is a look at some highs for today. we are running 5 to 15 degrees above where we should be this time of year. but the big winner today was livermore at 91 degrees. redwood city reached 82. it was 74 in oakland. san francisco topping off in the 60s. more heat is expected tomorrow and even hotter weather by the end of t
determined the flames came from a cal trans power box and the flames were quickly put out. another fire, this one in mountain view severely damaged an abandon lodge building that was already scheduled for demolition. they ford it for training. the road was reopened a short time ago. heat is going to be a big issue this week. let's head to meteorologist leigh glaser. she has a first check on our weather and has been checking on live doppler 7hd and will tell us how warm it will get. >> it was warm across the bay area today. inland locations in the low 90s. you can see on live doppler 7hd right now even the fog has pretty much suppressed itself and moved off the coast. the only clouds we can see are to the north of ukiah right now. some of the high lads -- high clouds. here is a look at some highs for today. we are running 5 to 15 degrees above where we should be this time of year. but the big winner today was livermore at 91 degrees. redwood city reached 82. it was 74 in oakland. san francisco topping off in the 60s. more heat is expected tomorrow and even hotter weather by the end of th
that cal fire just instituted a burn ban for nine-county area starting today. that means it is illegal to start an out fire. this is two to three weeks earlier than usual. we normally don't see the burn ban until mid to late may. the conditions are so dry because there's hardly any rain during the late winter and early spring. >> our big concern isn't starting early as much as what we'll see over the next four or five months when we start to get july, august, september. if the fields are dry already we'll start to see an extended window of time where fields will reach critical dryness all across california. >> reporter: the burn ban typically runs until the fuel moisture levels increase which takes five months or so. you're looking past summer into fall. cal fire increasing staffing. it will bring in enough firefighters to man an additional 12 engine. their chopper, the one they use for spotting fire and dumping water on fire, that starts to go online next week. reporting live in the dry hills of san mateo county in men ro park, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, bob. that's
it just 50 feet before the mother screamed the girl was not injured. >> in cal va care -- calaversa county, the search continues for the man suspected of stabbing to death 8-year-old laila fowler in her home. >> this is falling in a small town of valley brings. that is where abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live for us. >> unless you're a resident this is as far as you can go on rippin road where little laila fowler lived. investigators all pitching in to try to find the person responsible for laila's death. yellow police tape is still up at the home where 8-year-old laila fowler was murdered saturday afternoon. police continue to block all roads lead together girl's home. and those who live inside of the primt ter are understandably nervous. this neighbor did not want to us show her face. >> bits been nerve wracking. we're staying in and keechin keeching -- keeping watch. >> no. no. >> mary thomas lives just yards from the house. this is the photo thomas took of investigators searching her yard over the weekend. >> they searched this area. you know? they were like 15 adrift and sechg
an eye on it. it is a great shot there and 6:01 let's head back to the desk. >>> happening now, cal fire is still busy trying to control two wildfires in sonoma counties and we were there near highway 28 and it has now burned 125 acres and it's 50% contained. claudine wong is busy and you are out there along soda canyon road and they are there to give them some more answers, claudine? >> i want to give you a look at what is still burning and embers are still burning and there is a little bit of hot spots. if you pan over, i want to show you, you see that tree, that happens a lot with eucalyptus trees and they became crashing down with very little warning and they do not want to send crews down above as well as the danger below. they have been fighting this fire off of soda springs road and soda canyon road and this is what it looks like, firefighters came out here about 60 of them right away and they hit it from the air and from the ground and they got most of it out in a short amount of time but it did make things difficult. we showed the embers still burning and it was on the hillside
a mandatory evacuation order along with the cal state channel islands campus, crews trying to attack this from all sides, trying to get the flames down by ground and by air. several rvs in that lot were destroyed by flames. traffic is also being affected, backed up on that area all over the place on highway 101 with two of the southbound lanes completely shut down. wind gusts in that area reaching up to 30 miles per hour. not a good scene all the way around. >>> back here in the bay area, firefighters are trying to determine whether hot, dry conditions played a role in a san jose fire overnight. this fire destroyed a garage, sheds and rvs behind a home on almaden avenue near willow. when firefighters arrived, they say the flames were shooting up higher than the home and believe the fire started when a car battery that was being charged suddenly exploded. no one was hurt. but at least four people are now displaced. >>> in oakland, owners of this market are picking up the pieces after an early-morning fire near the foothill boulevard near fruitvale avenue. two people got out safely. but the fire
'm alive. >> this one is near mira loama. cal fire officials said this started a nearby vegetation, fueled by dry grass and you gusting winds. here in the bay area firefighters continue to battle a wildfire. >> fire season started early more firefighters needed at this point. >> abc 7 news wayne freedman is live with the latest for us. wayne? >> take a look over my shoulder. no smoke, at least not for now for now, northern california first wave of fires is no longer much of a threat. when all that remains is a wisp of smoke, one may assume the dang jer past. that is big progress before the air clear sod leave to it people owe err on the side of caution, even now. >> concern is that if we don't put it all out, something could spark up and heat up and if the winds come up, they can throw embers into more dry grass and maybe start another fire. >> more than 24 hours into a fire season that began ahead of schedule the agency ramped up training. hard training. it was final exam day for crew that's give their summers and falls to cal fire it's hot, sweetie and dangerous. >> explain what you like
allowed back home. including those around cal states channel island campus. the ground crews continue to work over night. they're trying to get as much done while weather conditions improved. it's cooler. the winds have died down. but that's not expected to last. tomorrow it's going to warm up. and the santa anna winds will pick up. >> another day of battling those conditions. earlier we talked about our firefighters in the bay area battling rough weather but also acclimating to fire so early in the fire season. are firefighters down south having the same issue? >> sure, they are down here. the big thing is you get this multiagency report and response out here. a lot of the ground crews are continuing to work over night. they know typically in california the wildfire season doesn't kick into high gear until october, september. to see a fire this early in may is really concerning. this year so early they are concerned, liz. and it's going to definitely drain resources throughout the state. >>> also in the news tonight, detectives looking for a child killer in the foothills had hoped to
's loose regulations. >>> cal fire is getting a jump on an early wildfire season. kpix 5's mark sayre tells us they are hanging out the help wanted sigh weeks ahead of schedule. >> reporter: elizabeth, the winds are already blowing here at anderson lake in morgan hill. the temperatures here expected to hit the 90s over the next four days. and what's happening here is just an example of the fire danger being faced all over california. the official beginning of summer is still nearly two months away. but you wouldn't know it by the sound of the dry brush. california is already well ahead of the normal pace when it comes to wildfires largely due to record low rainfall. >> these have two 100-foot length of hose on them. >> reporter: he says he knows what's ahead. >> a lot of work basically, we know obviously coming into fire season that we're going to be busy and be working more, you know, extended days on big fires. >> reporter: already, several significant wildfires have broken out around the state including this 300-acre fire in riverside county. in response, cal fire is hiring its seasonal
and the green spring grasses are already turning brown and cal fire crews are getting busier with high temperatures expected this week. our division jeep jim crawford says they will be keeping an eye on the wind conditions and humidity. but they say they are more concerned about the weather this summer which is on fire season kicks into high gear. >> the last two weeks we have seen an increased activity. because we are three weeks ahead of potentially we could have a longer season of large and damaging fires that occur in california. we are hiring an additional 42 firefighters. the following week we will hire for an additional six engines. >> these drier than normal conditions trigger cal fire to declare a burn ban in four area counties. a contra costa, alameda, santa clara and san mateo. the that is going to affect today will last until the end of the season. >> a martinez mother has been freed three years after a judge found her calling in san committed her to a mental hospital after the to dublin 6 killing of her 8 year old son. investigators say to read stuff moses of richmond beac
of a wildfire raging out of control. cal fire says it's ready and has an idea what to expect considering yesterday not far from here a wind-driven fire broke out at a gulf coast. >> it probably progressed about 300 yards within three or four minutes. very quickly. >> reporter: a brush fear yesterday shows how quickly a blaze can move and get out of hand in gusting winds. this fire started just after 1:00 yesterday, about ten of the course's workers used hoses and sprinklers to battle the flames. >> we contained 50% of it ourselves but with the wind out of the north, with he had a hard time containing it going north. that's when the fire department contained it for us. >> reporter: the red flag warning in the east bay hills a and diabla area. personnel has been added and three to four more engines and extra staffing for its helicopter. >> we usually try to do our staffing planning earlier than when the event occurs. we plan a couple days ahead. when we saw this coming, we started at 8:00 this morning. >> reporter: with the fire season starting early and vegetation at historically high lev
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